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 Volume VII Issue I Spring - 2004 
"Wall of Fame for Distinguished Alumni and Educators"
announced by Alumni Association

Another new chapter of the Alumni Association will begin during Alumni Weekend, 2005 with the official unveiling of the SCSAA "Wall of Fame for Distinguished Alumni and Educators" and induction of the first Wall of Fame Class, according to Committee Chairman, Doug Sheldon `59. This builds on the induction in 1999 of the founding committee of the class of '37 and the first Reflection's editor, Bob Chantler'44 who will be our guests at the luncheon July 18, 2004.

The unveiling of the "Wall of Fame" will be at a ceremony taking place on Friday evening July 15, 2005 and the first class of inductees will be honored at a ceremony at the Alumni Luncheon to be held Sunday, July 17, 2005.

This announcement is the culmination of dedicated effort and planning by the Wall of Fame Committee which has worked together to provide a means to recognize those Alumni and Faculty who have had an impact on school, alumni and community in th spirit of the founding purpose of the Alumni Association.

The "Wall of Fame for Distinguished Alumni and Educators" is the second stage and completes the process in which the Alumni Association seeks to honor the extraordinary achievements and contributions of Alumni and Faculty. Following on the heels of the November, 2003 inauguration of the "Sidney Central School Alumni Sports Hall of Fame", this Wall for distinguished alumni and educators is intended to capture the excitement begun last November and to build on the spirit of Sidney's community past, present and future. In the Committee's report to the Association, the following very simple regulations for eligibility have been established:

1. A nominee must have attended the Sidney School System for at least 10 years or served as a teacher or administrator or counselor in the Sidney School System for at least 15 years.

2. Any waivers to the about must be unanimously approved by the Selection Committee.

To be considered by the selection committee, the eligible nominees must have achieved unusual distinction in one or more of the areas of endeavors described below:
1. Education/Academics
2. Leadership/ Quality of Life
3. Community Service
4. Philanthropy

Any interested person may nominate a candidate, following the following procedures:
1. Submit the nomination in typewritten or computer derived form to the Association on prescribed application.
2. Included a typewritten or computer derived statement listing the achievements and accomplishments of the candidate.
3. Explain and defend the reasons for the nomination in typewritten or computer derived form.

Applications and a detailed description of the qualifying categories can be obtained from the Alumni website or by writing to the Association at the address found herein. Doug Sheldon, Chairman, announced that applications are expected to be available and posted on the website by June 1, 2004. Complete information regarding the "Wall" will be announced during this years' Alumni Weekend and "hard copy" nomination forms will also be available during the weekend.

All nominations must be submitted between July 1 and December 15, 2004 at which time the nomination process will be closed.

The selection committee is expected to complete the evaluation process by the end of March, 2005 and be able to announce inductees in the Spring 2005 issue of Reflections.

Any questions about the "Wall of Fame for Distinguished Alumni and Educators" can be directed to Chairman, Doug Sheldon at or at 917-251-8818. Other committee members: Dr. Jon DeTemple, Mary Ann Cramton, Pat Greene, and Gary Scavo.